Scavenger: A Mystery

October 23, 2020|
Scavenger: A Mystery by Christopher Chambers
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In the lively, but desperate world of D.C.''s underbelly, a Black homeless man must quickly learn the ropes of being a detective after a wealthy ex-government official sets him up to take the fall for a brutal crime he didn''t commit. Christopher Chambers, author of A Prayer for Deliverance and Sympathy for the Devil (NAACP Image Award nominee) brings a 21st-century take on hardboiled noir tales inSCAVENGER, a gripping thriller underscored by themes of race, homelessness, hustling, and the savagery - and salvation - of the human psyche. The novel centers on Dickie Cornish, a Black streetwise survivor living in a homeless camp near D.C.''s Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Framed for the murder of two of his closest friends and facing life in prison, Dickie crosses paths with wealthy ex-Homeland Security Secretary, Jamie Bracht. Bracht offers him a chance at a new life if Dickie can navigate an underground world to uncover a prize Bracht will stop at nothing to acquire. As Dickie searches,SCAVENGER tracks its way through an underground population of Washington, D.C., where hustlers, drug addicts, homeless, and undocumented immigrants jostle for crumbs while trying to survive. Chambers paints a portrait of D.C. from the ground up, with back-alley streetscapes, gentrification clashes, and unexpected encounters between politicians and bottom-rung natives - all set against a soundscape of patois, street Spanish, and D.C. slang. A hopeless amateur detective at first, Dickie quickly learnsthe ropes of being a sleuth in a cat-and-mouse game of greed, deceit, double-crossing, and murder.
Christopher Chambers is a professor of media studies, as well as a novelist published through Random House, MacMillan and Three Rooms Press. His novels include A Prayer for Deliverance and Sympathy for the Devil, the graphic anthology (with Gary Phillips) The Darker Mask, and PEN/Malamud-nominated story, Leviathan." His short stories ...
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Title:Scavenger: A MysteryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:356 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:356 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.88 inPublished:23 octobre 2020Publisher:Three Rooms PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941110940

ISBN - 13:9781941110942

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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